Tag: linux

  • Previewing 25mail.st: managed email hosting service

    Mail server issues are one of the most frequent mail server requests we get here at RimuHosting.  Troubleshooting existing configurations.  Setting up ‘basic’ mail servers for customers.  Setting up fancy ‘do everything’ mail servers for customers.  Answering queries about why ‘x’ is flagged as SPAM (or not).  Advising on things like SPF and DKIM.  Blacklists […]

  • WordPress mass update script 3.1.1

    This script will search /var/www (changeable in a variable) for any wordpress installs and make sure its upgraded to the latest version. It will run a backup to /root/wp_upgrade/ of all files and database before doing anything with the site in case of major catastrophe (make sure you have spare disk space if your sites […]

  • Jboss Exploits

    There is a JBoss exploit out in the wild.  See http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2010-0738 and https://access.redhat.com/kb/docs/DOC-30741 for details.

  • Setup mail hosting on Debian Squeeze and other distros using postfixadmin

    Postfix is our favorite mail server. We find it’s easy to configure and performs really well. When asked at a recent conference talk, Eric Allman the creator of Sendmail, said he would use Postfix if starting today. Many people ask us if there is an easier way to setup and manage email address and aliases, […]

  • Debian v6.0 (Squeeze) released

    Debian is one of our most popular distros.  Being very well suited for servers.  Debian 6.0 (aka squeeze) is now released.  It is a good option for a stable distro, with a good support life for package updates.  And right now it has a great, fresh set of new server-side app versions. Squeeze is available […]

  • Plesk 10 – redirect problem

    We have a few people using Plesk 10, and there has been one notable bug with new installs and upgrades. Plesk has decided to redirect after the login to the server https://hostname:11444/relay Whilst this is fine if your hostname is a valid domain name that points to your server, this can be problematic for new […]

  • WordPress mass update script 3.1

    This script will search /var/www (changeable in a variable) for any wordpress installs and make sure its upgraded to the latest version. It will run a backup to /root/wp_upgrade/ of all files and database before doing anything with the site in case of major catastrophe (make sure you have spare disk space if your sites […]

  • Christchurch Earthquake Assistance

    Yesterday Christchurch was hit by a devastating earthquake.  Our thoughts go out to family and friends and everyone down there. RimuHosting is nestled safe in Cambridge far away from the earthquake.  We feel far removed and frankly a little frustrated at our inability to do much to help our fellow kiwis. What we do have, […]

  • WordCamp 2011 – Wellington

    I (Liz) was lucky enough to go to Wellington on the weekend, and catch up with the great people running New Zealand Wordcamp. Since we have a lot of WordPress users and they are often requiring our help I like to keep up with who is doing what and how. I was originally going to […]

  • Improved VPS reboot/powercycles

    Customers have been able to restart their VPSs (or powercycle them) from the RimuHosting control panel.  We have updated and ajaxified the reboot functionality to provide better feedback on the process and improve the user experience.  Check it out the next time you need a VPS restart.